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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

23 Days 2 Countries 31 Cities

Every corner of the British Isles is covered on this trip, including Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      • † International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
      • Reversed Itinerary: Departures 02 August, 03 August, 09 August and 16 August 2018 will also operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 19 July, 20 July, 26 July, 27 July, 02 August, 03 August, 09 August and 16 August
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland - one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.


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      Trip code: BIGT

      22 Nights

      accommodation

      32 Meals
      • 22 full breakfasts

      • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

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        • City tour in London, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

        • Scenic drives on a Cornish Excursion and experience the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York

        • View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster

        • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 22 full breakfasts

        • 10 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive London (2 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

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      London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

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      Cornish Excursion

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      Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff

      Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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      Cardiff – Waterford

      Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland

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      Waterford – Blarney – Co. Kerry (2 Nights)

      Black Valley, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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      Ring of Kerry Excursion

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      Co. Kerry – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

      Donegal Lighthouse, Co. Donegal, Ireland

      Day 10

      Galway – Co. Donegal

      Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

      Day 11

      Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation

      Dublin, Ireland

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      Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

      Dublin, Ireland

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      Dublin Sightseeing

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      Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

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      Liverpool – Quarry Bank Mill – Lake District

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      Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

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      Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

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      Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

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      Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

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      York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)

      The multicultural melting pot that is London is yours to explore today - the perfect launch pad to an epic adventure to discover what's great about Great Britain. Spend the day relaxing in the Royal Parks, amble along the picturesque Thames or visit one of the many museums showcasing the art, culture and antiquities of what was once the British Empire.

      Hotel

      Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Hotel

      Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist today for a memorable encounter with London's most iconic sights. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey where Britain's kings and queens have been crowned for centuries. Spend the rest of the day exploring London on your terms - shop for the best of British on Carnaby Street, admire the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus or visit 'The City' with Christopher Wren's great St. Pauls Cathedral.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights) Day 3 - London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

      Meet your Travel Director today before journeying to the Salisbury Plain and ponder the myths of the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge which remain largely unsolved to today. Continuing through picturesque Devon, we arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Cornish Excursion Day 4 - Cornish Excursion

      Enjoy an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to the New World centuries ago. Meander along the dramatic Cornish coastline to the quaint artists' retreat of St. Ives and view St. Michael's Mount with its 17th hilltop century castle overlooking the stunning Cornish scenery.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff Day 5 - Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff

      Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name before continuing to the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, where you have an evening at leisure to enjoy this modern city's proud heritage and flavours.

      Hotel

      Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Cardiff – Waterford Day 6 - Cardiff – Waterford

      This morning, we explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Millennium Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, most famous for the delicate crystal that graces elegant homes the world over. This evening we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Fitzwilton/Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Fitzwilton/Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Waterford – Blarney – Co. Kerry (2 Nights) Day 7 - Waterford – Blarney – Co. Kerry (2 Nights)

      Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Insight demonstration with master craftsmen. In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, before crossing the Kerry Mountains to colourful Kenmare, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Kenmare Bay/The Ashe

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Kenmare Bay/The Ashe

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 8 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Ireland's enduring natural beauty accompanies our leisurely drive circling the enchanting Ring of Kerry. We pass the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley - renowned for being the last place in Ireland without power and telephone networks.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Co. Kerry – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway Day 9 - Co. Kerry – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

      En route to Galway, we stop in lively Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle, the tallest spire in Ireland. We'll visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher that plunge into the Atlantic, before arriving in Galway where we'll spend the night.

      Hotel

      Connacht/Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Connacht/Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

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      Galway – Co. Donegal Day 10 - Galway – Co. Donegal

      This morning see the great stone Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square, a tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, who visited Galway in 1963. Travel to Donegal to see its 15th century castle and enjoy time at leisure before dining at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Central/Ballina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Central/Ballina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation Day 11 - Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation

      We cross the Irish border into Northern Ireland, stopping in Londonderry to meander along its 17th century city walls with a Local Specialist who will also show us the street murals of the Bogside. The mythical stepping stones of Giant's Causeway are our next stop en route to Belfast where we'll enjoy an orientation, followed by free time to explore the capital city's sights. Delve into the tragic history of the Titanic or soak up the buzzing atmosphere at St. George's Market - the choice is yours.

      Hotel

      Stormont

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Stormont

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights) Day 12 - Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

      We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight consider an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds and warm hospitality of a traditional Irish Cabaret performance.

      Hotel

      Mespil/Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mespil/Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Dublin Sightseeing Day 13 - Dublin Sightseeing

      Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission for a tour and tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to explore the charming Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through Phoenix Park, Dublin's playground.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 13

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      Dublin – Chester – Liverpool Day 14 - Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

      Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to the ancient town of Chester where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous half-timbered Tudor 'Rows'. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier before heading to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night.

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 14

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      Liverpool – Quarry Bank Mill – Lake District Day 15 - Liverpool – Quarry Bank Mill – Lake District

      This morning we visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that will give us a Cultural Insight into life during the Industrial Revolution. Heading north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, we see Lake Windermere and the spectacular scenery.

      Hotel

      North Lakes/Castle Green

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      North Lakes/Castle Green

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 15

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      Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow Day 16 - Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

      The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today where we'll tread in the footsteps of eloping couples who would take their vows over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye Day 17 - Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

      Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of the Weeping' and see Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. We'll view the 13th century Eilean Donan Castle where three lochs meet before travelling to the Isle of Skye.

      Hotel

      Dunollie/Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Dunollie/Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands Day 18 - Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

      Meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster affectionately known as 'Nessie'. View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746.

      Hotel

      Highlander/Carrbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Highlander/Carrbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 18

      Day 19

      Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 19 - Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      We continue south and stop in the pretty town of Pitlochry before travelling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included.

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal/Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal/Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 19

      Day 20

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 20 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 20

      Day 21

      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York Day 21 - Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

      Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick before stopping in York where we'll embark on an orientation walk along the picturesque Shambles and to the York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavours and hospitality.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre/Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre/Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 21

      Day 22

      York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London Day 22 - York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

      The 'Bard of Avon' and his legacy take centre stage as we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before heading back to London this afternoon for our last evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 22

      Day 23

      Depart London Day 23 - Depart London

      We leave the bright lights of Old Blighty behind after an epic encounter with Britain and Ireland.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 23

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy a traditional British supper hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York.

      • Cultural Insights
        Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and enjoy one. Meet the official Town Crier of Chester and hear about his traditional role dating back to medieval times. And visit Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire to learn how communities lived during the Industrial Revolution

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        Experience Belfast from the comfort of your dedicated Black Cab with expert 'Cabbie' commentary. For included sightseeing in Londonderry/Derry, Dublin and Edinburgh

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        JoinTrafalgar - At Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire you'll gain an in-depth insight into the history of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and discover how your visit helps support the National Trust's work. In Northern Ireland you'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway and find out how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

      • Local Specialist
        Experience Belfast from the comfort of your dedicated Black Cab with expert 'Cabbie' commentary. For included sightseeing in London, Londonderry/Derry, Dublin and Edinburgh

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        • City tour in London, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

        • Scenic drives on a Cornish Excursion and experience the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York

        • View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster

        • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon


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      Dining

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        • 10 dinners
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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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        I would recommend the trip , wonderfull sites,and CARL and Mathew were just amazing, they couldnt of been more helpfull, Matts knowledge of places we went to was full of information, regarding what we were seeing, an a very polite wonderfull young fellow, what a credit to your organisation. Brian

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        Great tour director. Could spend a couple more 2 nights in one center.

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        Our tour director was the best. He made a point of soliciting questions or concerns daily. He also took us to hidden gems throughout our tour and made sure we stuck to the itinerary. Our two drivers were excellent too.

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        Service rating : I didn't have to worry about a thing.Product : We covered a lot of ground and saw some amazing sights. We also had some great experiences.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Our Travel Director and Coach Drivers were the best. Some of the hotels were not that comfortable but for the most part they were all we needed. Some of the meals served on the 'optional experience' evenings were not worth the money but the included meals at the hotels were

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